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Sony will release a new budget console, the PlayStation (PS) Classic, with the look of the original PS, which will come with 20 classic games preloaded, the company announced Wednesday in Tokyo.
The PS Classic, which will be smaller than a regular PS console, will go on sale in Japan, North America and Europe on Dec. 3 for 10,000 yen, $100 and 100 euros, respectively.
The original PS first went on sale in Japan on Dec. 3, 1994, and sold more than 100 million units worldwide.
The preloaded games on the PS Classic will include Final Fantasy VII, Ridge Racer 4 and Tekken 3. More games are set to be released in future.
Nintendo released a Super NES Classic Edition in September 2017 with 21 preloaded games at a similar price point. It had sold more than 5 million units worldwide by March this year.
The gaming division has been a strong profit driver for Sony Corp. in recent years, with the PS4 continuing to sell well, despite having been on the market since 2013.
Sony will be bringing a huge range of PS4 titles, including a number of VR games, to Tokyo Game Show, Asia’s biggest gaming event, which opens this Thursday just north of the Japanese capital.
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